What Makes a Good DJ

If you are an up and coming DJ, then you’ll probably be searching for that secret sauce, for an outstanding performance.  What exactly separates a top DJ from one at the bottom. Well here are some of the best tips, researched together from some of the best DJ’s around the world.

Great technique means nothing if your selection ain’t on point, or at least personal. I see this a lot. I only wanna hear great music. For me it’s best when DJ’s play personal. Only ever play music you love or feel, or it will be a tough, short journey. If you love it they will feel that love in the mix. You should be booked on what you play, not on what the crowd want to hear. It’s like being given chicken cause you love it and never tasting lobster to compare.

This is the opinion of DJ Lil Louis, who is known for masterful mixes.

A born and bred DJ, Spencer Parker is also Work Them record boss. He defines being a DJ as

Put very simply, great records make a great DJ. The passion to find them, the knowledge to know how to program them and showcase them in the best way possible, and the technical skills to put them together imaginatively, for the greatest end result.

Known as one of the club music masters, Dave Clark is known for his sharp opinion.

A great DJ is someone who only cares about the music, not the ego, not the entourage, not the drugs, simple. To have your own sound and follow that, to not change for fashion but to create anti-fashion in a way, to have a heart and follow that.

 

 

Top Vinyl Records To Make Quick Cash

If you are looking to raid your parents attic and donate some of their treasured memories to the auction on eBay, then you’ll love this collection we have put together for you. It represents some of the most sought after vinyl releases. All have a story, as well as a sweet price tag.

  • Nirvana – Bleach (limited Release 1992)

Only 500 copies of this classic vinyl were ever issued, so this one is great for the Kurt Cobain fans. ($1000-$1500)

  • The Beatles – Ask me why / Anna (1964)

This is a rare vinyl, with only between 6 to 10 copies thought to exist. ($20k-$25k)

  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)

You need the first pressing, with the turquoise lettering for this to be worth anything. ($800-$1000)

  • Nirvana Love Bug / Big Cheese (1988)

This was their first single, and only 1200 copies were made. The one that is really valuable, are the one’s with the red line through them.

  • Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses

The rare edition comes in an orange and white cover, and only around 5 to 15 were ever put into circulation.